Take a Number {Fence Scrap Wall Décor}

Hello lovely Friends!

On Thursday I shared this sweet little bookcase that got a whole lot more character with some paint and the addition of these old fence pickets I white-washed:

Reclaimed Wood Bookcase from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Reclaimed Wood Bookcase

I had to take apart the fence section I had in order to do it and was left with three of these pieces:

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Of course you know I can’t throw anything away, so I decided to white-wash one of them along with the pickets for the back of the shelf.

Then as I was digging around my garage, I found these numbers I picked up on clearance at Michaels a couple of months ago, and these primitive nails that I bought, seriously about 15 years ago, but never did use:

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And created this:

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Fun wall art! Take a number…Mama’s busy! 🙂

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The original numbers included a 1, 3, 7, and 9, but I painted over the seven and nine to make them a two and a four. I used my silhouette to help make them, but you can easily use this method if you don’t own a silhouette.

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

These nails were perfect for this. I bought them forever ago to make a coat rack of sorts with them but never did.

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This would be fun in a kitchen hanging on the end of the cabinets, or any narrow space you need a little something for.

I borrowed a few things from the gallery wall above my bed to stage it here in my bedroom.

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hope you enjoyed this quick project! I have two more of these cross pieces from the fence that I need to find a use for, maybe they’ll become signs. We’ll see!

If you like the character that reclaimed wood adds to simple pieces, you’ll enjoy this one too:

Beachy-Bathroom-Cabinet-Before

Beach-Inspired Bathroom Cabinet

Meet me back here on Thursday…I’ll be sharing how I made over this kid’s table and chairs:

Kid's-Whale-Table-Before

See you then!

UPDATE: See how this mismatched set turned out HERE now! 🙂

XO,

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Comments

  1. What a clever idea, I would never have thought about doing that to a scrap piece of wood. That’s why you’re the master at making treasures out of ordinary things.

  2. Catherine says

    Love the wood number hanging, but even more, the photos from your wedding! A beautiful, happy day! Thanks for sharing a bit of your more personal self as well as your wonderful crafty side!

    • Thanks, Catherine!! So glad you enjoyed those photos and a peek into the behind the scenes around here! 😊

  3. Well isn’t that just the cutest idea! Ha ha ha “Pick a number, Mama’s busy”.

  4. This is so cute Christy! Yet another example of your creativity! It looks perfect in your gallery wall!

  5. Love it Christy! I love decorating with numbers and letters. I wonder why that is. Isn’t it neat how you can hold onto things for a really long time(like the nails) and then you have the perfect use for them. And you know what caught my eye was the letter J in the oval frame. Cool and then I think . . . hmmm, I’ve got some letters. Now what about a frame. Thanks for the inspiration! You make things seem doable.

    • Thanks!! I’m so glad you were inspired, Joanne! I’m also so glad I finally found a use for those nails…I usually find a use just after I’ve tossed something out ha ha! XOXO

  6. Such a great idea! Your creativity amazes me!

  7. Jann Olson says

    Cute idea! I love anything with numbers! Hopped over from Funky Junk Interiors.
    hugs,
    Jann

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